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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Diploma Requirements for Graduation​


18 compulsory credits

Students must earn the following compulsory credits to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

          • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)*
          • 3 credits in mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
          • 2 credits in science
          • 1 credit in Canadian history
          • 1 credit in Canadian geography
          • 1 credit in the arts
          • 1 credit in health and physical education
          • 1 credit in French as a second language
          • 0.5 credit in career studies
          • 0.5 credit in civics


Plus one credit from each of the following groups:

Group 1:

          • English or French as a second language**
          • a Native language
          • a classical or an international language
          • social sciences and the humanities
          • Canadian and world studies
          • guidance and career education
          • cooperative education***


Group 2:

          • health and physical education
          • the arts
          • business studies
          • French as a second language**
          • cooperative education***


Group 3:

          • science (Grade 11 or 12)
          • technological education
          • French as a second language**
          • computer studies
          • cooperative education***


In addition to the compulsory credits, students must complete:

          • 12 optional credits†
          • 40 hours of community involvement activities
          • the provincial literacy requirement

*A maximum of 3 credits in English as a second language (ESL) or English literacy development (ELD) may be counted towards the 4 compulsory credits in English, but the fourth must be a credit earned for a Grade 12 compulsory English course.

**In groups 1, 2, and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language can count as compulsory credits, one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or group 3.

***A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits.

†The 12 optional credits may include up to 4 credits earned through approved dual credit courses.